What is your fondest memory of Thanksgiving as a child? Is it the smell of Thanksgiving dinner on the table as you walk into your grandparent's home, shaking the leaves from your shoes? That tasty aroma is a clear sign that dinner is ready to be served; your Aunt's potatoes, your Grandma's stuffing, your mother's apple pie, and your grandpa is getting ready to carve the turkey. What a great memory, and they say that our fondest memories are always tied back to smells we experience in our childhood. So if pondering Thanksgiving dinner really took you back, how about thinking back to your favorite Christmas dinner memories. Did your family serve ham or turkey or maybe steak? Better yet, how about dessert. What pie was your favorite? Was it banana cream pie, apple pie, peach cobbler, rhubarb, or made a slice of Oreo pie with whipped cream on top?
Isn't it fun and enjoyable to think back on all the great holiday meals you enjoyed as a child and even as an adult? We think so, our mouths are watering just thinking about Grandma's stuffing! As enjoyable and memory filled all of our holiday meals have been, during this time of year, we also need to think about those that are less fortunate than us. After all, that's what this time of year is all about; 'tis better to give than to receive. Did you know that in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland specifically, one in every six people are food insecure? This means that they aren't sure exactly where their next meal will be coming from!
Why is this Important?
Here are the top ten hunger statistics in America according to dosomething.org. We highly recommend you do some research if you don't believe us, or better yet just drive through your local neighborhood and stop by the nearest food pantry or homeless shelter to see for yourself firsthand. We know it's not fun to think about, but it is happening and you can help.
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